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20 Watts Reviews Air’s Love 2 by Irina Dvalidze
20 Watts Reviews Air's Love 2

20 Watts Reviews Air's Love 2

PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD Air’s “Do the Joy” MP3
WE GIVE IT: 12/20 Watts

As we have reminded over the past few months, Air’s much-anticipated Love 2 drops this week. The band’s first production at Atlas Studios, their very own recording facility, has left us with mixed emotions.  By no means a failure, there is something missing from Love 2.

If you happen to be a fan of Air, you can probably recall that most of their work gives you that one hook — a melody that permanently imprints itself in your musical psyche: “Alpha Beta Gaga,” “Sexy Boy,” “Playground Love” and so forth. Unfortunately that is not the case with Love 2. Continue reading

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Editor’s Pick #187: Air Mini Mix by Irina Dvalidze
October 5, 2009, 2:28 pm
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Air release a mini mix for their new album Love 2

Air release a mini mix for their new album Love 2

PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD Air’s Love 2 Album Mash Up MP3

As all you Air junkies know we have quite an epic Air week coming up,  so naturally 20 Watts cant help but update you on every little detail. French pop duo’s much-anticipated album Love 2 drops on October 5th. For the past few months they have been releasing small teasers from Love 2 and last week Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel had a pleasant surprise for all their followers.

On top of  hosting a world premiere listening party on Monday, September 28th, when they streamed the album for 24 hours, Godin and Dunckel offered a free exclusive mini mash-up of Love 2. Running for 4 minutes and 56 seconds it is a perfect sample for adoring fans. So, along with a bucketful of love from their loyal fans, looks like these two Frenchmen have found a more or less effective way of dealing with album leaks in the music piracy era. No?

— Irina Dvalidze, Multimedia Editor

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AIR Releases a Studio Recording of “Do the Joy” by Irina Dvalidze
August 12, 2009, 8:14 pm
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AIR releases new live studio recording of "Do the Joy"

AIR releases new live studio recording of "Do the Joy"

PREVIEW: Download AIR “Do the Joy”MP3
WATCH: Video below the jump

So all you AIR fans have been patiently waiting for the band’s new album Love 2 set for release October 6 on Astralwerks. Thankfully, out of the generosity of their hearts, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel have been releasing small glimpses of what to expect from it.

Do the Joy,” the first single was released as a complimentary download to existing AIR newsletter subscribers. Earlier this week the band published the live studio recording of “Do the Joy” at aircheology.comLove 2 is the first album created at their own recording facility, Atlas Studio. If you are interested in where these guys make the music, make sure to check out the video at aircheology.com. Continue reading